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Apple Grove Veterinary Care

Charlotte, MI 48813
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Apple Grove Veterinary Care is based in Charlotte and has been treating animals in the Lansing metro area for more than 30 years. The clinic treats both pets and farm animals, including dogs, cats, horses, cows, sheep, goats, and alpacas. A full range of veterinary services are available, and the clinic has a fully stocked pharmacy on site. Appointments can be made online.

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Bennett Road Animal Clinic

Okemos, MI 48864
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Bennett Road Animal Clinic is located in Okemos and serves the greater Lansing area. The clinic treats dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, rabbits, and other small animals, and offers a full slate of veterinary services, including dentistry, surgery, immunizations, radiology, and lab testing. Bennett Road is an open clinic, in which owners are allowed to stay by their pet's side during procedures.

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Caring Animal Hospital

Holt, MI 48842
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Caring Animal Hospital is located in Holt and serves the Lansing metro area. The hospital focuses on cats, dogs, and exotic pets, offering a comprehensive range of veterinary services. Preventive care is heavily emphasized, in addition to a variety of curative procedures that include dentistry, surgery, diagnostics, radiology, and hospitalization. Appointments can be scheduled by filling out a form online.

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Haslett Animal Hospital

Haslett, MI 48840
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Haslett Animal Hospital treats pets at two locations, one in Haslett and one in Williamston. The hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and has been serving the area for more than 40 years. Available veterinary services include dentistry, surgery, radiology, lab services, ultrasound, boarding, grooming, and acupuncture. Saturday and Sunday hours are available.

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Howell Animal Hospital

Howell, MI 48844
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Howell Animal Hospital has been serving the Lansing community since 1952. It is a veterinary practice providing preventive care, surgery, and medicine for dogs, cats, and horses. The animal hospital offers wellness checks, routine surgeries, vaccinations with titers, and radiology services for small animals. Additionally, the clinic's equine veterinarian Robert Renton travels throughout Livingston county to perform lameness examinations, dental care, and emergency treatments for horses. Complementary medicine, such as laser, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation therapy, is also available.

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4.5

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Kern Road Veterinary Clinic

Fowlerville, MI 48836
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Kern Road Veterinary Clinic is based in Fowlerville and serves the Lansing metro area. The clinic treats dogs, cats, and horses, with an equine barn on site for horses who need to be observed overnight. The veterinarians pride themselves on offering the most technologically advanced care available, including cryosurgery, thermography, radiology, and advanced dental procedures. Preventive care plans are also available.

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Lake Lansing Road Animal Clinic and Pet Resort

Lansing, MI 48912
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Lake Lansing Road Animal Clinic and Pet Resort is located in Lansing and has been serving pets in the community for more than 30 years. The clinic focuses on small animals and has a close relationship with the veterinary program at Michigan State University. A full range of services is available, from puppy and kitten wellness packages to dental care and laser surgery.

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Mt Hope Veterinary Hospital

Lansing, MI 48910
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Mt Hope Veterinary Hospital is located in Lansing near the southwest corner of the Michigan State University campus and serves the South, West, and East Lansing areas, along with Holt and Okemos. The hospital offers comprehensive veterinary care for small animals, including diagnostics, surgery, dentistry, and preventive health care. Advanced services like laser therapy and DNA testing are also available.

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Okemos Animal Hospital

Okemos, MI 48864
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Okemos Animal Hospital serves the Lansing metro area and has been in operation for more than 20 years. The hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and provides a variety of routine veterinary services, including immunizations, wellness examinations, dentistry, surgical procedures, and hospice care. The clinic's two veterinarians have more than 40 years of experience between them.

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4.5

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Patterson Veterinary Hospital

Mason, MI 48854
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Patterson Veterinary Hospital is based in Mason and serves pets in the Lansing area. The hospital employs eight experienced veterinarians and emphasizes preventive care and wellness. A comprehensive slate of services is available, including dentistry, surgery, laser therapy, diagnostics, nutritional counseling, allergy treatment, and spinal adjustment therapy. Current patients praise the staff and veterinarians for their compassion and attentiveness.

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Red Cedar Animal Hospital, PC

Okemos, MI 48864
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Red Cedar Animal Hospital, PC serves the Lansing area from its Okemos office. The hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and has been operating for almost 15 years. The veterinarians strive for "fear-free" care, making extra efforts to keep pets happy and calm. The hospital offers a wide variety of services, from complex medical procedures to boarding and pet spa treatments.

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4.7 / 5 (74)
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4.5 / 5 (3)

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Riverside Cat Hospital

Okemos, MI 48864
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Riverside Cat Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility in Okemos that specializes in feline patients. The hospital was established a decade ago by Michigan State University graduate Dr. Kerry Lewis. A variety of feline wellness services is available, including preventive care, dentistry, surgery, radiology, microchipping, flea control, and dietary and behavioral counseling. A spacious feline boarding facility is also available.

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Schultz Veterinary Clinic

Okemos, MI 48864
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Schultz Veterinary Clinic has been serving the Lansing area from its Okemos location for more than 40 years. The clinic offers a full slate of veterinary services, specializing in reproduction and breeding. There is an AKC approved permanent frozen semen sample storage facility on site, and veterinarian William E. Schultz has written several guides to different aspects of small animal reproduction for other veterinarians' reference.

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Snow Animal Health Care

Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
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Snow Animal Health Care was founded nearly a decade ago by Dr. Jamie Snow. Located in Eaton Rapids, the clinic provides services in the greater Lansing area. Comprehensive veterinary services are available, including vaccinations, dentistry, surgery, radiology, ultrasound, laser therapy, and in-house laboratory services. The clinic has a pharmacy on site and offers a 50 percent discount on the first visit for new patients.

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The Holt Veterinary Clinic

Holt, MI 48842
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The Holt Veterinary Clinic has been caring for Lansing-area pets at its Holt location for more than 35 years. The clinic boasts state-of-the-art facilities and a full selection of veterinary services, including nutritional counseling, allergy care, radiology, cardiology, weight management, dentistry, surgery, and lab services. Boarding services are also available on site.

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Tri-County Mobile Veterinary Clinic

Lansing, MI 48912
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Tri-County Mobile Veterinary Clinic provides house call services to pets in the Lansing and Howell areas. Established nearly two decades ago by Dr. Lori Themel, the clinic offers a full slate of services performed in the comfort of the pet's own home. These include advanced procedures like anesthesia, surgery, ultrasounds, and x-rays.

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Waverly Animal Hospital

Lansing, MI 48917
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Waverly Animal Hospital has been serving pets and their owners in the Lansing area for more than half a century. The hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and specializes in dogs and cats. A full selection of veterinary services is available, in addition to day care, boarding, and grooming options. The hospital's veterinarians have more than 40 years of experience between them.

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4.2 / 5 (650)
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3.0 / 5 (20)

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Williamston Animal Clinic

Williamston, MI 48895
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Williamston Animal Clinic is a small animal veterinary clinic that has been operating for more than 35 years and recently became affiliated with Haslett Animal Hospital. The clinic employs two highly experienced veterinarians who offer a comprehensive selection of veterinary services, from diagnostics, anesthesia, and surgery to dog and cat boarding and bathing. Online appointment requests are available.

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4.5 / 5 (84)
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5.0 / 5 (19)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.

How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

How often should my pets be vaccinated?

In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.

Why is my dog dragging his butt on the ground?

Dogs drag their rear ends on the floor for a number of reasons, including clogged anal sacs, intestinal parasites, and food allergies. Some groomers express a dog's anal glands manually, which is often unnecessary and can cause irritation that leads to scooting. If you notice frequent scooting, contact a veterinarian to figure out the cause.

What is a brachycephalic breed?

Brachycephalic animals are prone to obstructive breathing due to the short muzzles and flattened faces they were bred to have. Common brachycephalic breeds are the pug, French and English bulldogs, Boston terrier, Pekingese, shih tzu, boxer, and bull mastiff. Brachycephaly can occur in cats such as the Persian, Himalayan, and Burmese breeds, and in rabbits such as Netherland Dwarfs and Holland Lops.

When do I switch from puppy/kitten food to adult food?

For puppies, it depends on the dog's breed and size. Generally, dogs are considered ready for adult food around 18-24 months of age. Large breeds take a bit longer to mature. Toy breeds can reach their adult size in as little as 10 months. Cats should be transitioned to adult food when they're around 12 months old.

Should I declaw my cat?

It can be tempting to declaw a cat to stop it from scratching your furniture, but it's a medically unnecessary procedure that does the animal more harm than good. Declawing can cause paw and back pain, lameness, tissue necrosis, and discomfort when using the litter box. Better alternatives include keeping your pet's nails trimmed and providing scratching posts around your home.

We just found a stray pet. What should I do?

The pet may already belong to someone, so check for a collar and tags, or have it scanned for a microchip at your local animal shelter or veterinary clinic. Many people who lose a pet will look for it at nearby shelters, so consider leaving the animal there to give the owner a better chance of finding it.

Are dogs color blind?

Dogs don't see in black and white, but they're unable to recognize many of the colors that humans can. The colors they can see best are blue, yellow, and combinations of these shades. Objects that are green, orange, and red appear to be dull brown or gray through a dog's eyes.

What degree do you need to be a veterinarian?

In the United States, vets must obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Medical Doctor (VMD) degree to practice. Some choose a dual DVM/Ph.D. or DVM/M.S. program, and others opt for specialty training after earning their degree. Becoming a veterinarian takes about four years of undergraduate education and four years to complete a DVM or VMD program.

How do you become a registered veterinary technician?

Veterinary technician requirements vary by state. Most vet technicians must complete an AVMA-accredited two-year associate or four-year bachelor's program and pass the VTME exam. Some states have alternate paths to credentialing, such as passing a certification exam at a specialist academy.

What do veterinary assistants do?

Vet assistants help veterinarians and technicians with their daily tasks, set up equipment, and clean key areas of the clinic, such as kennels and operating rooms. There are certification programs for vet assistants, but most are trained for these tasks on the job.

What do veterinary technicians do?

Vet technicians serve many roles in the clinic. They act as surgical nurses, lab and radiography technicians, and supervisors to veterinary assistants. Technicians also meet with pet owners and usually provide the initial exam of their animal. They can administer vaccines and medications, but are not allowed to write prescriptions or provide a diagnosis without veterinarian approval.

How much do veterinary assistants/technicians make?

Veterinary assistants typically earn about $13.75 an hour, or $28,590 per year. Vet technicians, on average, make $17 per hour, or $35,320 per year for full-time employment.

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